The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Sword
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • c. 980 - c. 1150
  • Iron and steel
  • Length: 82.2 cm
    Width: 5.1 cm
    Weight: 1.195 kg
  • A457
  • European Armoury I
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Sword, the hilt made up of a pommel of '
    Brazilut' form; a straight guard of square section, narrowing slightly towards its ends; the grip missing. The blade is double-edged and has a shallow fuller down the middle on both sides and tapers to a point, now rounded and pitted by corrosion.

    Laking states that this sword was found near Cologne. Ada Bruhn Hoffmeyer, Middelalderens Tveœggede Svaerd, 1954, II Pl. VIII, c, where three similar specimens are illustrated, two in the Schweizerisches Landesmuseum at Zurich, and one in the collection of Mr. R.E. Oakeshott in England. Another, stated to have been found in the River Ribble, was formerly in the collection of Sir James Mann.